Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Long term care professionals are often hampered by a lack of evidence-based treatment for the complex medical conditions of their resident populations. This session will focus on practical considerations of doing clinical research with an emphasis on "how-to" approaches for members of the interdisciplinary team. John F. Schnelle, PhD will present a "primer" on doing clinical research including design, implementation, results, and general challenges in getting a study done; Joseph Ouslander, MD, CMD will present QI vs. research and implications for IRB involvement; Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP will discuss how to collect data in your own clinical setting to demonstrate outcomes, etc., including ways to involve the interdisciplinary team; and T.S. Dharmarajan, MD will discuss keys to his success as principal investigator on the AMDA Foundation sponsored project "Prevention of VTE in the Long Term Care Setting" conducted at 17 facilities across the U.S.
Describe effective strategies for implementing multi-facility quality improvement projects.
Identify practical considerations of doing clinical research and include members of the interdisciplinary team.
Identify the basic characteristics of an effective QI system.
Speakers(s): Joseph Ouslander, MD, CMD; Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP; T.S. Dharmarajan, MD